Knicks @ Suns (Game 29): Dec. 26th, 9:00 PM EST
New York Knicks: 20-8 (8-6 on the road)
Phoenix Suns: 11-17 (9-6 at home)
Head-to-Head: Knicks Lead 1-0
TV: MSG, NBATV
The Suns are a respectable team, tough at home. The Knicks barely got by them earlier in the month in the Garden. So you expect a little trouble tonight in Phoenix.
According to a few sources (Newsday, Daily News) Felton may sit out tonight because of a sprained pinkie. He is also dealing with issues in both hands outside of the pinkie injury. It’s probably why he’s been shooting so poorly lately, but it really doesn’t excuse the decision making. There have been a number of times he chose to put up contested shots instead of hitting a cutting Chandler.
Not sure what’s going on there.
If he’s hurt though, he should sit. But, knowing his history of stubbornness … he won’t.
Key Matchup: J Kidd/Felton vs. Dragic - he’s their engine.. need to slow him down.
- Minutes Played by Felton: 1 (EDIT 7:45 - FELTON OUT)
- Points Scored by Melo: 30 (EDIT 7:45- MELO OUT), how about James White O/U 10 points?
- Tyson Rebounds: 9
- Novak Three Pointers: 3
- NYK Turnovers: 9
Bounce back win is in order.
Betting Line: Knicks by 2.5 (O/U 199.0)
Prediction: Knicks 98, Suns 91
Prediction Record: 20-8